Ciarán Ó Lionáird (centre) will be joined by  Paul Robinson and John Travers in the 1,500 metres at the European Championships next month. Photograph: Inpho

A team of 30 Irish athletes with at least three medal favourites have been selected for the European Athletics Championships, which take place in Zuri(...)

Ireland’s Kelly Proper in action during the long jump at the Cork City Sports, CIT, last night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/ Inpho

This was a sprint when he’s aiming for more than a full marathon distance longer, although Robert Heffernan was still thrown a little off track in Co(...)

City of Lisburn’s Amy Foster takes the 60m final “A new PB, a qualifying time for Sopot, and a national title so I have to be very happy.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Indoor sprinting has always been a matter of split seconds, the marginal differences sometimes profoundly signifi(...)

Marian  and Rob Heffernan welcome daughter. Picture: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

World race walking champion Robert Heffernan and his wife Marian were celebrating yesterday following the birth of a daughter. Marian Heffernan(...)

Robert Heffernan: “It was stupid out of me not to read the whole story. What came to mind was Madeleine McCann, a child being kidnapped. I was stupid and it was very ignorant out of me and I want to apologise.” Photograph: Frank Miller

An activist with the Roma community in Cork said she was “shocked and disheartened” by an offensive tweet regarding the community posted by world cham(...)

Robert Heffernan crosses the line in the men’s 50km in the World Athletics Championships in Moscow. Photograph: Inpho/Ian MacNicol

The family of new world champion Robert Heffernan have spoken of their absolute delight at his victory in the 50km walk in the World Athletics Champio(...)

Robert Heffernan with his wife, Marian, after winning the men’s 50 km walk. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Nothing was going to stop him this time, all the agony of the past turning to pure ecstasy for Rob Heffernan this morning, with that ultimate crowning(...)

Pole-vaulter Tori Pena  will be Ireland’s sole field athlete in Moscow

It is instantly more pronounced by the names that are not there rather than the names that are and still the Irish team for the 14th World Athletics C(...)

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